NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Around Chris Bosh's Series Outlook
After dropping the last two games on the road, the Miami Heat currently see their series with the Boston Celtics tied 2-2.
A number of factors can can attributed to Miami's struggles in Boston, most notably the struggles of Dwyane Wade to work his magic and take over the game.
Throughout the series, Wade has had a hard time getting his game together in the first half, which has led to the Celtics holding double-digit leads in each of the last three games.
The second half is a different story, as Wade starts to really pick up his game, however, the last two games have seen it go to waste with the Celtics taking the last two.
Now after seeing their series lead taken from them, the Heat may now be looking for a return from Chris Bosh to help get them over the hump this time around.
In his absence, Miami has had its ups and downs, first falling flat in the first two games of his injury to the Indiana Pacers, winning the next five to close out the Pacers and open against the Celtics, and dropping the last two.
It would appear that LeBron James and Wade need their third man of the Heatles after all, something many were doubting a week ago.
Bosh is currently listed as day-to-day with Game 5 scheduled to be played tonight in Miami. Bosh has missed the last nine games with an abdominal strain he suffered in Game 1 of the the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Pacers.
However optimistic all reports have said about Bosh's return to the floor Tuesday night, one report states that it may be a little premature to assume Bosh will be ready to go tonight.
If Bosh does, in fact, return to the floor tonight, it will likely be on a limited basis as he is still, obviously, not 100 percent.
Miami still has a fair chance to make it to the NBA Finals, even if Bosh does not play a significant role in this series with the Celtics.
What head coach Eric Spoelstra would be doing if Bosh were to play the rest of the series would be to get Bosh back in rhythm with the rest of the team in hopes to have him closer to full health in a potential Finals appearance against either the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Realistically, Miami's chances of making it past Boston does not live and die with whether Bosh is effective, but it would be a a great help for the Heat to have the third man of their big three back on the court to take some of the pressure off of James and Wade.
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